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August 16, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 10th August 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 10th August 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: an unseemly contest"

  • Unseemly - embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Biennial - a biennial event happens once every two years
  • Perception -  a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
  • High-stakes - a high-stakes activity or situation involves a lot of risk or serious consequences
  • Open secret - something that should be secret but is not because a lot of people know about it
  • Coveting - to very much want something that someone else has
  • Luring - to persuade someone to do something by offering them something exciting
  • Institutional - from or within a large organization
  • Amidst - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
  • Tremendous - used for emphasizing that something such as an amount, achievement, or feeling is extremely great, important, or strong
  • Mount - to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger
  • Invalidate -  to make something such as a document, contract, or process no longer legally effective
  • Ballot - a piece of paper that you write your vote on
  • Invoke - to use a law or rule in order to achieve something
  • Statutory - controlled by a law
  • Plenary - complete, or without any limit
  • Segregate - to keep one thing separate from another
  • Legitimacy - the fact that something is legal
  • Abuse - the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Unseemly - unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Rival - a person, team, or business that competes with another
  • Poaching - to persuade someone to leave a group or organization and become a member of yours, especially by using secret or dishonest methods
  • Tactic - a particular method or plan for achieving something
  • Resort - a place that many people go to for a holiday
  • Compound - a combination of things
  • Proxy - someone who has the authority to do something for you, especially to vote
  • Tussle - a disagreement between two people who are both trying to get or to achieve something
  • Morale - the amount of enthusiasm that a person or group of people feel about their situation at a particular time
  • Vibrancy - the state of being full of energy and life
  • Vitality - energy, or enthusiasm
  • Pursuit - the process of trying to achieve something
  • Unquestioned - considered by everyone to be true, correct, honest, important etc
  • Supremacy - a situation in which one person, group, or thing has more power or influence than any other
  • Democratic - involving elections in which people vote for their political representatives
  • Boomerangs - if a plan boomerangs, it brings a harmful result instead of the intended good one

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Indo-Afghan trade: Castles in the air ?"

  • Trade - the activities of buying and selling goods or services
  • Castles in the air - plans that have very little chance of happening
  • Carry more weight - to be respected and have influence
  • Corridor - used about an area of land that belongs to one country but is surrounded by another
  • Cargo - used about ships, planes etc that carry goods
  • Concern - a feeling of worry about something
  • Summit - a meeting or series of meetings between leaders of two or more countries
  • Gamechanger - something that completely changes the way something is done, thought about, or made
  • Obstructionist - someone who systematically blocks or interrupts a process
  • Shipment - an amount of goods carried on a ship, plane, train, or truck
  • Underwrite - to invest money to help someone to start a new project
  • Affirm - to state that something is true or that you agree with it, especially in public
  • For instance - for example
  • Tarmac - the part of an airport where the planes stop and that people walk across to get on a plane
  • Perishable - food, which decays quickly
  • Teething troubles - minor problems that a new company, project, product etc may have in the beginning
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country
  • Trilateral - involving three countries or organizations
  • Ratify - to make an agreement official by signing it or formally accepting it
  • Follow-through - to continue doing something until it has been completed
  • Eventually - at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen
  • Circumventing -  to find a way of avoiding a rule or law that limits you, especially using a clever trick that does not break the law
  • Avenue - one of the methods you can use to achieve something
  • Heartening - making you feel happier and more positive
  • Ceremony - a formal public event with special traditions, actions, or words
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places

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